Illinois Terminal

MTD's Illinois Terminal, along with its fourth floor CityView Event & Meeting Center, opened in 1999 and kickstarted the redevelopment of downtown Champaign, resulting in the vibrant, inviting city center that Champaign enjoys today. Fully leased since its opening, Illinois Terminal serves a dynamic cross-section of East Central Illinois. MTD passengers & employees, community members, passenger rail & intercity bus riders, students, business travelers, downtown residents, and visitors to our area all pass through Illinois Terminal every day.

The Illinois Terminal Expansion project, announced in 2017, is still in its early planning phases. More information on the proposed expansion can be found here and updates will be posted in MTD Pulse.


MTD Bus & Van Service at Illinois Terminal

Almost every route in MTD’s fixed-route service serves Illinois Terminal. The indoor and outdoor waiting areas provide comfortable and sheltered places for passengers to wait for their connecting buses. Restrooms, vending machines, payphones, and an ATM are available for the convenience of our passengers. Vehicles board and alight on four different platforms – A, B, C, and D.

MTD Customer Service Center at Illinois Terminal

MTD’s Customer Service Center, located on the first floor, is staffed seven days a week with helpful representatives to assist in trip planning and navigation. MTD’s Annual and Monthly Passes, as well as All Day Passes for Saturdays and Sundays, are sold here, in addition to packs of school tokens and rolls of school or adult tokens. Passengers who ride our ADA Paratransit Service can purchase ride tickets at Illinois Terminal. Those who lack access to banking, but who would like to utilize Token Transit for fares or Monthly/Annual Passes, may remit cash at Customer Service and have their fares/passes loaded directly on their mobile device. We accept cash, credit cards, and checks. 

MTD Lost & Found at Illinois Terminal

Customer Service at Illinois Terminal receives found items from across MTD's system. Did you lose something on an MTD vehicle or at an MTD property? The instructions for filing a Lost & Found report can be found here.

Biking Amenities at Illinois Terminal

MTD’s status as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business was partially earned by our extensive offering of bike services at Illinois Terminal. There is ample bicycle parking on the west side of the building, right next to our bicycle repair station. These amenities give cyclists more mobility options. And, don’t forget, every MTD vehicle is equipped with a bike rack that holds two bicycles for convenient mixed-mode trips.

Wi-Fi at Illinois Terminal

The Public Wi-Fi available at Illinois Terminal's SSID is: MTD-Guest.

Parking at Illinois Terminal

There is ample parking available at Illinois Terminal in a City of Champaign-owned lot immediately west (in front) of the facility. Pay stations at the building and in the northwest corner of the lot accept cash and credit card payments for parking. Metered street parking is also available nearby. Amtrak customers may park in the Illinois Terminal-owned lot east (over the railroad tracks) of Illinois Terminal, however Amtrak customers must register with Amtrak when parking in this lot.

CityView at Illinois Terminal

Located in the heart of downtown Champaign on the 4th floor of Illinois Terminal, CityView Event & Meeting Center is readily accessible by car, bus, train, bike, walking, cab, Lyft, or Uber, with ample parking nearby.